It's on the same day every year but somehow Halloween always seems to take us by surprise. Whether you're big on the holiday or not, it's hard to ignore it when you're getting invites to fancy dress parties left, right and centre. 

Whether you're looking for a full on costume or a token spooky touch, we've scoured the web to bring you the most stylish Halloween buys from top designers and the high street alike that we guarantee you'll still want to wear after All Hallow's Eve. 

From monster-worthy faux fur coats to the most feline of arm-candy, this is how the sartorially-blessed take on Halloween. Take note, Alexa Chung...

Blue Faux Fur Coat, £110, River Island
If tacky costumes don't work for you, take the stylish approach to your Halloween get-up with a fur coat. This stop-and-stare blue stripe version will double up as the perfect monster costume – just add fangs and ghoulish eye make-up and you're good to go. Post the 31st, we'll be rocking it with leather leggings and a crisp white shirt for a look Kate Moss would approve of... 

Skull Earrings, £75, Links Of London
Whether you're big on jewellery or not, it's hard to resist the allure of these skull studs. Modelled in classic yellow gold, they're not only bang up to date but they'll give everything from pretty dresses to button-up blouses an edgy spin. 

Bell-Sleeve Lace Dress, £65, Topshop
In the market for a last minute costume? Look no further... Just add a white collar, a broom, a pointed hat and voila; you've got yourself a chic witches costume in a flash. After the big night, it'll look seriously sleek paired with minimal black strap sandals and a bright red lip. 

Moon Hair Clasp, £8, ASOS
Give your hair an instant Halloween-spin with this pretty crescent moon clasp. Rock it with a black maxi dress for the most sophisticated costume around...

Bat Sweater, £79.99, Zoe Karssen
A favourite amongst celebrities and bloggers alike, Zoe Karssen's statement sweaters are a fashionable all year round. This fierce bat jumper complete will spook-up any outfit, but won't look out of place a week after the celebrations. Wear it with a vinyl mini skirt for a look that's oh-so now.


Leopard Booties, £69.99, Zara
Perhaps the easiest, and most effective, Halloween costume ever is the cat. We recommend rocking these leopard print boots with a skin-tight catsuit, matching printed ears and an add-on tail. Afterwards, rock them with ripped jeans, a grey tee and a beat up leather jacket. 

Sheer Black Midi Skirt, £50, Selected
This sheer skirt has to be one of the most versatile pieces you'll come to own, and not just in the dress-up stakes. After fright night, we'll be wearing it under everything from dresses to wrap skirts for a cool new take on layering. 

Halloween ain't never looked so good...